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IB Programme

We are very pleased to announce our candidacy as an IB World School. We are currently engaged in the process of being authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Diploma Program. We are looking forward to the opportunities that this will provide our students and community.  Alexander Mackenzie High School, Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, Maple High School and Milliken Mills High School are IB Candidate Schools and will be joining Bayview Secondary School to establish a family of IB Schools in York Region. 

The IB is a not for profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education. The Program was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 and as of June 2016 has grown to include 3000 World Schools offering the Diploma Program. The Program “offers a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected”. It is designed for motivated students between the ages of 16 and 19 and promotes “healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge". The Program helps students to develop “the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success”.

In York Region we traditionally invited students to apply to our Program in the autumn of their Grade 8 year. (Please see the Application and Admissions section for details). Successful applicants participate in an enriched course of study during Grade 9 and 10, and begin the IB Diploma Program in their Grade 11 year. Students in our IB Program earn both the IB Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Please note that we are a full Diploma Program and do not offer Subject Certificates.​​

Important Dates for Alexander Mackenzie's Preparatory Programme for the 2019-2020 Grade 9 Class

IB Information Evening: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
​     Application opens:  Friday, October 19, 2018
          Application closes:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Assessment Day Information

  • There are two assessment dates taking place at Alexander Mackenzie High School

  • Each applicant must choose one assessment date

​​Assessment Dates

  • Saturday, November 17th, 2018 (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m): Student drop off at 8:30 a.m. and pick up at 11:35 a.m

  • Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 (6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.): Student drop off at 5:30 p.m. and pick up at 8:35 p.m​

  • Please arrive half an hour early on the day of the assessment
  • Parents will not be allowed access to the building on the day of the assessment 
  • Students who arrive late will only have the remaining time to write the assessment
  • ​Students with an IEP, please bring a copy with you on the day of the assessment


  • There are NO fees associated with the Alexander Mackenzie's IB Preparatory Programme for Grades 9 and 10
  • The fee for the IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12 is $1,500 each year
  • Please see school cash online for more information


Please be advised Alexander Mackenzie High School is located in an area serviced by Public Transportation. We do not provide busing for our students. 


Registration Process for the 2018-2019 Grade 9  

Preparatory Programme is now closed​ 

Registration for 2018-2019

In order to register for the IB Program you will need to have an Edsby Account.
If your school is already using Edsby, you will have received communications about it and an invitation to create an account.
  • If you have accepted your school’s invitation and activated your Edsby parent account, instructions are available to help you login to your Edsby account.
  • If you are a YRDSB/non-YRDSB parent who has not activated your parent account, instructions are available to help you create your Edsby account.
Once your account is activated, select the YRDSB IB Application Registration link and login to Edsby with your email user name and password and follow these instructions.

Individual test results/standings will not be released. Submitting an application indicates that you understand and will adhere to this policy.​

Teacher Reference

Grade 8 Teachers will be contacted for reference once application window closes on November 8th. 

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